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N 5 B 2.3K C 0 E Apr 12, 2009 F Jul 13, 2011
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Most Ailsas were bodied by Alexander but Cardiff, Derby and Greater Manchester opted for Northern Counties,which adapted its 'GM Standard' body. The result was a neat design that has stood the test of time well. Manchester's Alisas were relatively short -lived (at least with their original owner), whilst Cardiff seems to have had the best value, keeping its Ailsa fleet until relatively recently.

This image is based on an ex-Cardiff vehicle but fitted with a destination display more appropriate to Busways. I'll leave it to speculation as to whether it was a bus bought new by the Tyne & Wear PTE (as the registration suggests) or a second-hand purchase in the deregulation era. Which of the Busways liveries was the most attractive is also a matter of personal opinion.

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Tags:   Volvo Ailsa Northern Counties Newcastle Busways

N 21 B 6.4K C 2 E Apr 26, 2009 F Apr 17, 2014
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Tyne & Wear PTE was a major customer for the integral Metro-Scania Metropolitan and stayed with Scania when MCW and Scania went their own ways. NBC subsidiary Northern General purchased the Metrobus without experiencing the Metropolitan. Some of the later MK II models were delivered new in the Tyne & Wear Transport yellow and white scheme common to all major operators in the PTE's area, but ultimately received the privatised Go Ahead Northern's corporate livery. This fictional image supposes that the PTE has its own Metrobuses, which passed to successor Busways Travel Services (18-Apr-14).

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Tags:   Newcastle Busways MCW Metrobus Mk II

N 11 B 3.6K C 3 E Apr 5, 2015 F Jun 5, 2015
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The angular P-Type wasn't Alexander's most stylish body style, but it evolved into the highly regarded PS that became a Stagecoach group standard. This unusual DP-seated P-Type predates Stagecoach's acquisition of the former Tyne & Wear bus operations, which traded under the Busways brand. It reality, it originated with Grimsby-Cleethorpes Transport in 1987 and later passed to Stanways Coaches of Kidsgrove, with whom it remains today (05-Jun-15).

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Tags:   Newcastle Busways Leyland Tiger Alexander P-Type

N 6 B 3.1K C 0 E Aug 19, 2017 F Mar 23, 2018
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I had intended to convert this to a Scania - as actually operated by Busways - but the necessary changes proved more complex than expected. So here it as a Volvo, as operated by virtually all other companies in the Stagecoach Group, of which Busways became part. The PS was an attractive body, which suited this livery style very well. Like its predecessor Tyne & Wear PTE, Busways remained a predominately double-deck fleet for some years and the PS never appeared in quantity on its services. Thanks to Keith McGillivray for the base image (23-Mar-18).

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Tags:   Volvo B10M Alexander PS Newcastle Busways

N 12 B 5.2K C 0 E May 23, 2016 F Apr 15, 2014
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I was asked to produce this image by Sean Blair, who owns or is involved in the preservation of the real life M902 DRG (which is currently in Stagecoach livery). It was one of a small batch of experimental buses purchased by Busways Travel Services before it passed to the Stagecoach Group. New in Newcastle Busways livery (with maroon trim), it later served with Sunderland Busways (green). Rather than tackling the daunting task of removing the current Stagecoach livery, I opted to use an image of OK Travel's similar L211 LEF kindly provided by Keith Lee (15-Apr-14).

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Tags:   Alexander Strider Volvo B10B Newcastle Busways


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